Microsoft has released an emergency patch for a “critical” bug present on almost every version of Windows.
California-grown almonds dominate the global market, providing over 80% of the world’s commercial almonds. Two new articles published in the Journal of Industrial Ecology examine the environmental impacts of California’s almond production, focusing on greenhouse gas emissions and energy.
New research provides mathematical evidence that Michelangelo used the Golden Ratio of 1.6 when painting The Creation of Adam on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. The Golden Ratio is found when you divide a line into two parts so that the longer part divided by the smaller part is …
Co-founder of recently-shut down music streaming website is found dead in his Florida home, local police have said.
A co-founder of the defunct music streaming service Grooveshark has been found dead at his Florida home.
By Tina Hesman Saey It takes longer to get rid of an Alzheimer’s-associated protein with age.
Automakers and researchers say a new simulated city at the University of Michigan could help speed the development of driverless and connected cars.
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius urged top diplomats from 45 nations Monday to “start looking now for compromise” in forging a global climate rescue pact.
The planet just set another monthly climate record with the hottest June in 135 years, US government scientists said Monday.
The top two editors of the New York-based gossip site Gawker resigned Monday, protesting the removal of an article about a media executive’s private life.
Fossil fuel emissions could soon make it impossible for radiocarbon dating to distinguish new materials from artefacts that are hundreds of years old.
The six month long eruption of the Bardarbunga volcano (31 August 2014?27 February 2015 ) was the largest in Iceland since the devastating Laki eruption of 1783-84, producing around 1.6 km3 of lava, covering an area equivalent to Manhattan Island.
College women who are more emotionally invested in Facebook and have lots of Facebook friends are less concerned with body size and shape and less likely to engage in risky dieting behaviors. But that’s only if they aren’t using Facebook to compare their bodies to their friends’ bodies, according to …
Planet Earth is situated in what astronomers call the Goldilocks Zone—a sweet spot in a solar system where a planet’s surface temperature is neither too hot nor too cold. An ideal distance from a home star—in Earth’s case, the sun – this habitable zone, as it is also known, creates …
Studies find airplane crews at high altitude are exposed to potentially harmful levels of radiation from cosmic rays.